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Building Culturally Relevant Schools Post-Pandemic with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

Are you overwhelmed with planning for what a post-COVID-19 school might look like, while also feeling a renewed sense of urgency to create more culturally relevant lesson plans and learning environments to connect with your students?

Join nationally recognized education researcher, Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings and PBS Wisconsin to learn about the four factors that have led to the educational disparities that exist between Black and White students in the U.S.. Dr. Ladson-Billings will also share her vision for culturally relevant teaching in a post-COVID-19 world.

Dr. Ladson-Billings is best known for her theoretical work on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and has been dedicated to supporting equitable classrooms and Black student achievement for 30 years. She is the former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and faculty affiliate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Ladson-Billings has authored several critically acclaimed books including, The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children and Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms and numerous journal articles and book chapters.

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